“A penny for your thoughts” was a common expression when I was growing up.
You might wonder what that means?
Tell me what you are thinking.
Share what’s in your mind.
Talk to me!
As a person very interested in words, books and communicating, when I first heard the following quote, I typed the words and placed them in a small gold frame for my school library desk. It’s still on my office bookshelves but I don’t seem to need it so much these days. I hope someone will be encouraged by the words:
THE ART OF COMMUNICATION
“I know you believe
What you think I said,
But I’m not sure you realize
That what you heard
Is not what I meant.”
I confess, I like alliteration. I wanted to share a quote and a recipe today and have tied them together with pennies. New pennies freshly minted are a bright copper color.
Someone asked me, “Why do you call this recipe ‘COPPER PENNIES?’ ” The answer: Usually you see carrots cut in sticks but in this recipe you cut across the carrot, forming small orange or copper coins. Enjoy this delicious recipe. Isn’t this a better name for marinated carrots?
Nana’s COPPER PENNIES
2 bunches (about 5 cups) fresh carrots
Salt to taste
1 small onion
1 medium, green bell pepper
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup (or less) sugar
½ cup oil
¾ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
Scrub carrots and slice crosswise into coins. Place in cooking pot and
boil carrots until tender (Add salt in water if desired). Turn off heat. Slice onion and bell pepper and add to hot water. Drain and set aside.
Next, mix together remaining ingredients: oil, vinegar, tomato soup, sugar, pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire Sauce. Bring to a boil. Pour this mixture over the carrots, onion and bell peppers. Chill overnight before serving. Store in a covered jar or other covered container. Keeps for weeks in refrigerator.
Notes: Delicious as a meat accompaniment, as a side with a sandwich, or by themselves as a vegetable. M-m-m-m. We ate some tonight. Enjoy!Notes from Nana is an encouraging column written by Ginger Caughman, aka “Nana.”